Canada’s 15 core midsize sedans found 12,846 buyers in March 2013. Add the six hybrid specialists and the total climbs to 13,625. Throw in three more crossovers – the Subaru Outback, Toyota Venza, and Honda Crosstour – and 15,121 loosely-defined midsize cars were sold in Canada last month.
Canada’s four best-selling compact cars found 18,857 buyers in March. Those four cars – the Civic, Mazda 3, Elantra, and Corolla – set the example for the majority of compact cars. Buick’s Regal doesn’t sell as often as the Verano. The Malibu isn’t as popular as the Cruze.
The Avenger doesn’t sell with the same frequency as the Dart. Same goes for the Optima and much smaller Rio, Altima and Sentra, Legacy and Impreza, Kizashi and SX4, Passat and Jetta. Although Ford’s Fusion outsold the Focus in March, the same can not be said in regards to the first quarter of 2013.
This is where the Canadian and U.S. automotive markets differ most of all. The Altima, Camry, Accord, Fusion, Optima, Avenger all top their respective car sales charts south of the border.
You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly Canadian sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. These tables are now sortable, so you can rank Canadian midsize cars any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.